A worker's village, a medieval settlement, and four ways to climb a hill (1601)
Start date15th October 2023
We start at a “worker’s village” and discover which of their products can be seen on TV every day. Then explore several routes up the hill – first a cattle drovers road forming a deep hollow-way, then a toll road which was made too steep for the traffic (!), a third way built using a team of tiny steam engines, and the 4th route which was shown on Vicar of Dibley titles. On the way we see a well-preserved medieval settlement which was investigated by the police. Finishing back at the village pub.
Drinks and lunch available in the Dashwood Roadhouse afterwards ( booking advised for lunch).
Nearest toilets before the walk in the first right turn off Church Lane, West Wycombe HP14 3AH.
Need to be able to safely cross a 50 mph road twice. No stiles. Some muddy uneven paths through woods, not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. Includes one steady climb of 84m , 275 feet.